Drop the attitude: 8 ways mature workers need to mind their job search manners

An article I came across posted in Quintessential Careers from Susan Jepson, Director of National Senior Networks, reminds us that jobseekers must maintain a positive attitude, even mature workers. In her article, Mature Job-Seekers: Are You Practicing Reverse Age Discrimination in Your Job Hunt?, Susan’s first assertion is that mature workers must not come across as having … Continue reading Drop the attitude: 8 ways mature workers need to mind their job search manners

5 ways the introvert succeeds in the job search

Do you know an introvert who is an active listener and can also make small talk with the best of them; is enthusiastic about writing and also enjoys speaking in public; and thinks before he acts, yet takes well-timed risks? This person combines the best of his introvert and extravert traits. When it comes to the job search, … Continue reading 5 ways the introvert succeeds in the job search

Four things you can do to keep your clients out of their “panic zone”

Guest writer, Jim Peacock, writes about the stretch zone, which is between the comfort and freak out zones. This resonated with me; the fact that we need to take action and not fear failure...rather expect it. “Get out of your comfort zone.” We’ve all heard this but some people think that there is only one … Continue reading Four things you can do to keep your clients out of their “panic zone”

The single best advice for the job search and 9 steps to follow in one day

You're probably thinking this post is about networking. Nah, I'm actually tired of talking about networking. Or you might think this is about writing a résumé recruiters are dying to read. Nope. Maybe you think this post is about the 10 essential elements of your LinkedIn profile. Done topic. So what is this advice for the … Continue reading The single best advice for the job search and 9 steps to follow in one day

4 ways to break down your time in the job search

There’s been speculation as to how jobseekers should segment their time for the job search. Some embrace the idea of dedicating a certain amount of time to their job search methods; They have a well-devised plan. Others don't give much thought to how they'll spend their time and energy on the search. This can be … Continue reading 4 ways to break down your time in the job search

The 12 types of job-search networkers; the good and the bad

When you work at an urban career center, you come into contact with many different personalities. The customers that stick in your mind are the ones who not only help themselves, but also look out for others. In other words, they help their peers without being asked. One gentleman who I speak of often in my workshops is … Continue reading The 12 types of job-search networkers; the good and the bad

Talk more; 5 reasons why your job search and performance at work require it

This article contrasts one I wrote on talking too much. What's the balance many, including I, wonder? We've all been in the presence of people who don't talk much, if at all. It can be frustrating or downright agonizing, particularly if you're sharing a car ride with them or at a party or working beside … Continue reading Talk more; 5 reasons why your job search and performance at work require it